Our Careteam



Jade didn’t own pets while growing up because of persistent childhood allergies, but she always knew that she wanted to one day work hands-on with animals. Her dream never wavered! Now, Jade gets to care for pets of all shapes and sizes as a member of the Creature Comforts Animal Hospital family.

Jade grew up in Okinawa, Japan thanks to her father’s military career, and lived there for 12 years before relocating to the United States with her family. She joined the Creature Comforts Animal Hospital team in the spring of 2017 on a personal reference from a co-worker. Jade serves as one of the hospital’s receptionists, and her favorite part of the job is building relationships with the pets and animal owners of Las Vegas on a daily basis.

Jade spends most of her free time enjoying the company of her family and pets. She has two wonderful children, Carisa and JC, as well as four dachshunds: Bella, Tori, Asia, and Kiki.

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Licensed Veterinary Technician

Karissa always had a soft spot for animals, but it was her first visit to her local shelter alongside her family that made a permanent impression. Seeing the masses of animals in need left her with a feeling of personal obligation—she knew that she wanted to help all of the pets that she possibly could! Now, Karissa is living her dream as a member of the Creature Comforts Animal Hospital family.

Karissa was born in Chicago, but moved to the Las Vegas area with her family when she was only five years old. She’s been here ever since—Karissa currently studies veterinary technology at the College of Southern Nevada, and started here at the hospital in the fall of 2016 to supplement her coursework with hands-on experience in the field. Karissa plans on graduating with her degree in the near future and passing her board examination to become a Licensed Veterinary Technician!

Around the hospital, Karissa particularly enjoys ultrasonography, radiology, anesthesiology, and dentistry work. She continues to learn something new every single day! Most of all, Karissa likes meeting the area’s pet owners and helping to put a smile on their face during their office visit.

When time allows between work and school obligations, Karissa enjoys camping, boating, riding four-wheelers, relaxing by the pool, and spending quality time with her family, friends, and pets. She and her family share their lives with two Boxers: Baby, who loves to play and show off her tricks; and Vader, who is currently working through the chew-everything-in-sight phase of puppyhood.

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Kennel Technician

Lauren always had pets while growing up, but she hadn’t considered veterinary care as a career option until her days working on a fire detail in California. When she came across an abandoned dog and set about rescuing and re-homing him, she felt something click. Lauren knew that she wanted to work hands-on with pets as an animal-care professional!

Lauren is originally from California and also lived on the East Coast before relocating to the Las Vegas area in 2015. She joined the team here at Creature Comforts Animal Hospital that December, and is thrilled to continue her journey in pet care as a member of the hospital family. She serves as a Kennel Technician, and her favorite part of the job is the constant learning experience that it provides.

Outside of work, Lauren likes to travel and especially enjoyed her recent trip to London, England. At home, she lives with one pet of her own: a clever and loveable Australian sheep dog.

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Kennel Technician

Danise was born in Detroit, Michigan, but moved to California with her family at a young age. There, she grew up with pets by her side constantly—her mother even bred pit bulls, and it wasn’t difficult for Danise to develop a passion for animal care! Now, she’s proud to help pets professionally as a member of the Creature Comforts Animal Hospital care team.

Danise joined the hospital family after hearing about an open position from a neighbor of hers. She serves the pets and animal parents of the area as a Kennel Attendant, and her favorite part of the job is getting to meet a variety of different pet personalities every day. She particularly likes taking dogs for walks and exploring their many fun quirks!

Danise’s interests outside of work also involve pets; she’s very passionate about dog training and dog rescue. At home, she has a pit bull named Indica, a tiny Chihuahua who goes by Lily, and a pair of snapping turtles who love climbing out of their tank and hiding in corners of the house.

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Veterinary Assistant

Isabel has been a pet owner all her life, and has always been interested in the behavior and healthcare of animals. By working in the world of veterinary medicine, she gets to spend time around the creatures she loves while learning something new on a daily basis!

Born in California and raised in Las Vegas, Isabel began her journey in animal care at her husband’s first duty station in Arizona. There, she helped out at the local shelter and various rescue groups; over time, she even launched her own dog-walking business! Upon moving to El Paso, Texas, Isabel enrolled in classes to become a Certified Veterinary Assistant.

Isabel and her family moved back to Las Vegas after her husband’s time in the military, and she became a member of the Creature Comforts Animal Hospital in June of 2017. She’s particularly fond of laboratory work, and her favorite part of the job is interacting directly with the area’s pet owners. Isabel never tires of hearing fun stories about how owners met their beloved companions!

Isabel is a proud mother of two boys and two girls, and the family shares their home with seven lovable dogs: Pupcake, Sugarmuffin, Honey Lemon, Shadow Moon, Kitkat, Bean Boy, and Sarge.

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Veterinary Assistant

Ally was born and raised in Brazil, where her mother bred English cocker spaniels. Ally was always around to help the dogs when they weren’t feeling well, and she developed a natural inclination for animal care early on in life. Ever since she can remember, Ally has wanted to serve pets and their owners as a veterinary professional!

Ally’s animal-care journey began in her teenage years, when she started helping the house-call veterinarian that her mother used in Brazil. Shortly after moving to the United States, Ally signed on at the Las Vegas Animal Shelter as a Kennel Technician, and later was promoted to a Veterinary Assistant position. Now, she’s a Veterinary Assistant with the Creature Comforts Animal Hospital team and couldn’t be happier! Ally is particularly fond of observing surgeries and getting to see unique medical procedures on a regular basis.

An animal-lover through and through, Ally has quite the menagerie of pets at home. She lives with a young Neapolitan Mastiff, a Labrador mix, and an American bulldog. Ally also shares her life with a wide variety of snakes, lizards, invertebrate creatures, and farm animals like chickens, ducks, and quail.

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Veterinary Assistant

Growing up in Indiana, Christine and her family kept dogs, cats, and exotic pets; it wasn’t hard for her to develop a love for all animals early on in life. As she grew up, Christine’s career choice became obvious: the veterinary profession was the perfect fit!

Christine’s veterinary career began in North Carolina at a small animal clinic, where she learned the basics of her profession. After working at a kennel in Las Vegas for a few months, she arrived here at Creature Comforts Animal Hospital in February of 2014.

Having always been fascinated by science, Christine loves the laboratory side of her work. Running bloodwork and other lab tests is very enjoyable for her, and she’s also fond of performing challenging blood draws. More than anything, though, Christine loves returning a happy, healthy animal to a grateful pet owner—having the opportunity to improve the lives of pets and people every day is something that Christine considers a true honor!

In her free time, Christine loves taking her own dogs, Spade and Diamond, for walks in the park. She also enjoys hiking and training her dogs to be on their best behavior.

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Denise has adored the company of animals ever since she can remember, and always wanted to give something back in order to make a difference in the lives of pets. She gets to do just that as a member of the Creature Comforts Animal Hospital team!

Denise is a native of California, and began her veterinary journey there as a receptionist and accountant at a local animal hospital. In early 2001, she was looking for a house here in Las Vegas and happened to pass Creature Comforts Animal Hospital. Denise remembers pointing at the building and proclaiming that she wanted to work here! Two days later, she was hired as a receptionist and has been here ever since.

In her free time, Denise enjoys swimming in her pool, exercising, and spending time with her wonderful grandchildren. She lives with an Australian shepherd mix named Astro and an orange and white tabby cat, Zsa Zsa, who loves sleeping in Denise’s bed.

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Licensed Veterinary Technician and Treatment Supervisor

Ever since she was a little girl, Jen has tried to save every creature that crossed her path. She was always pulling creatures out of her family pool, and saved everything from stray house pets to insects. Jen has worked in the animal care field since she was 17 years old!

A Las Vegas native, Jen started her animal care career at a local clinic before attending college in southern California. After school, she worked in various practices before becoming a stay-at-home mother for several years. When she decided to rejoin the workforce, Jen came in for an interview here at Creature Comforts Animal Hospital. She’s served as the clinic’s Head Veterinary Technician since the spring of 2005!

Jen considers dentistry work one of the most important parts of her job. She finds it incredibly rewarding to spruce up a pet’s dirty mouth, and is often able to get a pet to eat again just by performing a single dental cleaning!

Jen has two children, Baylee and Brenden, as well as a pit bull named Axle and a pair of pet frogs. In her time away from the clinic, Jen enjoys riding her motorcycle, camping, and spending time with her family and pets.

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Julie had worked for other veterinary clinics in various states before joining the Creature Comforts Animal Hospital team. None compared to the high-quality care and compassionate staff that she found here! Julie has served as one of the clinic’s receptionists since August of 2001.

Around the clinic, Julie loves working alongside her fellow staff members as part of a well-functioning team. She’s particularly fond of interacting with loving pet owners, and always enjoys greeting a new face. Talking with clients who own desert tortoises is a special favorite of hers!

At home, Julie lives with several pets of her own. She has a dog, Carlin, as well as a cockatiel named Ricky. The animal family is rounded out by six cats: Autumn, Maestro, Ester, Scarlet, Tiger Lilith, and Mama.

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Before she worked at Creature Comforts Animal Hospital, Karen was a client and brought her own pets here for quality care. She was so impressed with the service she received that she thought she’d apply for a job! Now Karen helps pets and their owners every day as one of the clinic’s receptionists.

Karen grew up in rural Hawaii, where her pet care career began. Since she’d always loved the Southwest, she moved to Nevada to continue her journey in the veterinary profession. Karen’s favorite part of her job is meeting new clients and pets; sharing great pet stories makes every day enjoyable!

A true pet lover, Karen has many animals of her own at home—her furry family consists of a variety of dogs,cats, and guinea pigs! She regularly participates in agility training and nose work with her dogs, and also enjoys reading when she has free time.

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Since she was a child, Katherine has been drawn to animals. Her connections with pets brought her much happiness and joy growing up, and she simply couldn’t imagine working in any field other than the animal care profession!

Katherine started as a receptionist in a California animal hospital in 1991, then moved on to an animal shelter in 1996. A few years later, she became the manager! After moving to Las Vegas, Katherine joined the Creature Comforts Animal Hospital family in March of 2014. Here, she loves seeing the joy on pet owners’ faces when their pet is returned to them healthy and happy. Being able to see pets grow and develop over the years is especially rewarding.

Katherine has a grown daughter and three wonderful grandchildren who live in Iowa. At home, Katherine and her boyfriend live with two dogs, Daisy and Teddy.

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Veterinary Technician

Lisa comes from a family of caregivers—her mother was a registered nurse, and her sister attended school to become a nurse in the neonatal intensive care unit. Lisa’s own nurturing side always tended to lean toward the animal side of the spectrum, and now she enjoys caring for pets every day as a Veterinary Technician!

Lisa’s veterinary career began in 1997, when she started working in the kennel of a local clinic. She had worked with Dr. Gorman before Creature Comforts Animal Hospital was founded, and when the hospital opened for business, Lisa was more than happy to join the team. She’s been a part of the Creature Comforts family since 2000. Medically, performing diagnostic tests is one of Lisa’s favorite parts of the job. Putting the puzzle pieces together to form a full picture isn’t just a lot of fun—it’s incredibly fulfilling. She also likes making visiting pets feel comfortable in whatever way she can. Lisa and her four young children share their home with five cats and one crazy puppy named Sammich. The cats have even started training Lisa’s one-year-old to hiss and meow!

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Veterinary Technician

Mike grew up in Tucker County, West Virginia, where his mother ran a kennel and was also involved in the breeding and showing of dogs. For him, animal care is simply second nature! Now Mike serves pets every day as a Licensed Veterinary Technician here at Creature Comforts Animal Hospital.

Mike attended the Pima Medical Institute for his degree in veterinary technology. He completed his externship here at the hospital, then was hired on full-time in November of 2009. His professional interests include anesthesia, abdominal ultrasound, laparoscopy, and echocardiograms.

At home, Mike lives with a Yorkshire terrier named Booth and five uromastyx lizards: Al Capone, Lucky Luciano, Bugsy Siegel, John Gotti, and Whitey Bulger.

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Veterinary Technician Assistant

When she was four, Natalie got her first puppy. She always had an intense interest in the dog’s healthcare, and was lucky enough to have a local veterinarian who always made check-ups an interactive experience. As Natalie grew older, her passion for animal care grew with her! Now she’s able to work with pets daily here at Critter Care Animal Hospital.

Natalie is from Kaysville, Utah, and moved to Las Vegas a week before her senior year of high school. After graduating, she began researching veterinary schooling options and came across the PIMA Medical Institute. She signed up and graduated as a Vet Tech Assistant, then secured her first job in the field at another local animal clinic where she started to develop special interests in drawing blood and taking X-rays. Natalie joined the Creature Comforts Animal Hospital family in June of 2015 after being referred by a friend who also works here.

Outside of her interests in the veterinary world, Natalie enjoys spending time with family and friends, hiking and swimming in the great outdoors, and caring for her two cats, Sasuke and Yetti.

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Kennel Technician Supervisor

Sara has been passionate about animal care since she was a little girl. Ever since she can remember, she’s had a burning desire to take care of whatever creature crossed her path! Now she gets to do just that as an employee of Creature Comforts Animal Hospital.

A native of Las Vegas, Sara’s veterinary career began at a local grooming shop. She arrived here at Creature Comforts Animal Hospital in 2009 after a friend referred her to the clinic. Her favorite parts of the job are running blood work and interacting with new animal patients.

Sara and her fiancé, Jason, have five pets at home. There are two loveable dogs, Roxy and Jade, as well as a cat named Diamond. Two horses named Jelly Bean and Sweet Pea complete the animal family.

When she isn’t tending to the needs of pets around the clinic or spending time with her own animals, Sara enjoys hiking and trail riding with her fiancé.

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Reception Supervisor

Like any veterinary professional, Tayler is a pet fanatic. She’s also a self-proclaimed people person—what better way to build lasting relationships with the community while helping animals every day than by working in a pet clinic? Tayler is proud and happy to serve the pets and animal parents of Las Vegas as the head of Creature Comforts Animal Hospital’s reception team.

Tayler is originally from California and worked a professional chef for several years before deciding to transition into the world of animal care. Upon moving to the Las Vegas area, she discovered that Creature Comforts Animal Hospital was hiring—she’s been a member of the hospital family ever since.

Tayler’s interests outside of animal care include cooking and trying new foods, hiking, decorating her home, working out at the gym, playing the trumpet, and spending quality time with her own pets. She has a vocal and affectionate Husky named Rayne; a dachshund named Copper who loves cuddling and playing with tennis balls; and a pair of adorable kittens who go by Kai and Sage.

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